The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 52 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.73% 2.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 3.02% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 0
Average salary £58,750 £33,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.03% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
333 232 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 82.22% 83.45% 74.66%
Number of salaries quoted 277 198 151
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Information Security
3 5 (29.41%) PHP
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Big Data
6 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) OWASP
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (11.76%) Local Government
6 2 (11.76%) DoDAF
6 2 (11.76%) MODAF
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) RAD
6 2 (11.76%) SSADM

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Avionics
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) CESG
1 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.88%) Physics
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) OWASP
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.76%) RAD
4 2 (11.76%) SSADM
4 2 (11.76%) RUP
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) DoDAF
4 2 (11.76%) MODAF
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PHP
1 5 (29.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) OSCP
4 1 (5.88%) OSCE
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) CEH
4 1 (5.88%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (5.88%) JSP 440
1 1 (5.88%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
1 1 (5.88%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee
1 1 (5.88%) Qualys
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